Some of the Most Popular Wine Farms in Cape Town

Cape Town is known for its wine region and is a favorite destination for wine connoisseurs from all over the world. Some of the best and oldest wine farms in Cape Town are recognized internationally for the fine wines they produce. Here are some of the most popular wine farms in Cape Town.

Steenberg Farm

Steenberg Farm

Steenberg is the Cape Town’s first farm which was established in 1682. The farm has grown into one of the finest wineries in the area over the span of 300 years even though it was not originally a wine estate. The farm produces some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc and Methode Cap Classique in South Africa, along with several other celebrated varieties like the Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Nebbiolo and the ICON wine Magna Carta. Steenberg’s wines are primed to produce an experience that evokes the unique terroir of the estate through a process of environmentally considerate and dedicated winemaking.

Steenberg Wine Estate offers guests a selection of wine tasting experiences, with a Wine Tasting Bar, Tasting Lounge and Outdoor Terrace to choose from. Steenberg Farm boasts its 5-Star Steenberg Hotel which offers exquisite hospitality with spectacular views and plenty of history making it a complete leisure destination. Overall, the Steenberg farm is where heritage meets contemporary flair.

Cape Point Vineyards

Cape Point Vineyards

The Cape Point Vineyards an award-winning wine estate located in the south of the famous Constantia Valley in Noordhoek. It boasts its panoramic views of the mountainous Cape Peninsula and magnificent sunsets over the Atlantic. The winery and vineyards are located on the narrow Cape Peninsula and are perfectly situated to produce award-winning white wines. Cape Point Vineyards produces arguably the most complex and fascinating Sauvignon Blanc in the Western Cape. The farm also includes a restaurant and function venue. Its Banquet Hall is located in a unique setting with 360-degree views of mountains, fynbos, vineyards, and glorious sunsets over the Atlantic ocean. The visitors can taste their award-winning wines and enjoy a cheese and charcuterie platter at the Cape Point Vineyard’s tasting room.

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia is the oldest wine producing estate in South Africa. The word “Groot” in Dutch and Afrikaans translates as “great” (as in large) in English. It is also considered as a provincial heritage site. Groot Constantia produces an array of award-winning whites and reds that ships around the world, including Shiraz, Merlot, and blended red Gouverneurs Reserve. It is only in 2003 that Groot Constantia also began production of a Constantia dessert wine, called Grand Constance. The farm also includes two top class restaurants and a conference/events venue.

Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia is a146-hectare wine estate which was established in 1685. It sits on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg. With its cool climate, this wine estate has been producing predominantly high-quality white wines including Sauvignon blanc and Riesling. It is also home to one of the world’s leading natural sweet wines, the Vin de Constance. Klein Constantia features a tasting room which is open year-round to cater guests wanting to taste their wines.

Eagle’s Nest

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Eagles’ Nest is a 38-hectare farm cradled in a secluded valley high up on the slopes of the historic Table Mountain. The farm was originally a refreshment station for travelers on the mountain pass between Wynberg and Hout Bay harbor. In 2000, fires destroyed most of the farm. It has since been turned into an esteemed wine estate, which is now known for its award-winning red wines. The farm makes use of a unique terracing system to maximize the sunlight hours because the vineyards are planted on some of the steepest agricultural slopes in South Africa. Eagles’ Nest is planted predominantly to Shiraz, Merlot, and Viognier and are maintained by hand throughout the year. Eagle’s Nest is open for wine tasting and sales Mondays-Sundays from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.

The Magnificent Babylonstoren Cape Town – A Unique Setting To Nurture The Soul

One of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in existence, Babylonstoren is all about being the essence of diversity, capturing nature at its roots, and welcoming each and every guest to an experience of exceptional dining and beautiful surroundings.

A Brief Introduction

With a rich history that dates back as far as 1692, Babylonstoren benefits not only from an exquisite location but can tell a story of historic fruit and impressive wine-making.

In recent times it has been tastefully restored in a way that, whilst retaining a passion and adoration for the riches of the past, coaxes this farm into the contemporary and modern living that makes up our world.

The Sophisticated Farm Hotel

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Whitewashed walls, grand gables, inviting fireplaces and authentic charm are all symbols of what Babylonstoren stands for. With a choice of accommodation, ranging from one-bedroom suites to three-bedroom cottages, guests have the flexibility to choose sleeping quarters which suit their personal needs and tastes.

An outdoor swimming pool, salt room, vitality pool and sauna can all be enjoyed by guests.

A Graceful And Enchanting Garden

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Even the stunning gardens of Babylonstoren are steeped in a European and Asian history. With 8 acres to explore, fruit and vegetables to admire and a stunning landscape to enjoy, the gardens really are at the heart of this incredible place.

To really appreciate what the gardens have to offer, guests can enjoy the Garden Tour, a guided tour which starts every day at ten o’clock, It’s not just your eyes that will enjoy the tour, but your taste buds will have a lot to be happy about too! With guests being invited to use all of their senses, touching, smelling, tasting and of course viewing the produce under cultivation, this is certainly a walk to remember.

If you’re a keen gardener, you’ll also be grateful for the secret gardening tips that the guides are all too happy to share with guests, as well as details on the medicinal benefits of the plants growing in the garden.

A Serene Spa

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Our predecessors surely were not exempt to the ravages of stress. That’s why they created cleansing rituals that have stayed with us, right to this very day. To relieve muscle ache, tension, and stress, or simply to revive, cleanse and purify, the spa at Babylonstoren carefully treats guests to ancient cleansing rituals.

For guests who gain an appetite during the spa experience, fresh, tasty and nutritious spa food is always readily available. Making use of herbs from the garden, such as rosemary and lemon thyme, spa food is focused on being wholesome, mouthwatering, unusual and refreshing.

A Restaurant To Remember

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Set in an intriguing setting of Cape Dutch architecture and modern glass walls, the atmosphere created in the restaurant is a good gauge of the quality of food that is served there; contemporary, edgy and very local!

With a menu that constantly changes to match the season and local produce that leaves the mouth watering for hours after it has been devoured, the Babel restaurant at Babylonstoren allows your senses to truly feel at one with nature.

For an experience that promises to relax your mind, revive your body and nurture your soul, Babylonstoren is well worth considering for a welcome break away.

With an exquisite choice of accommodation, a serene spa that allows ancient rituals to take prime place and a restaurant that showcases wholesome foods, you will only experience one problem when you visit Babylonstoren; the time will fly by so quickly, that you just won’t want to leave!